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    #1

    as best

    Are both of these sentences correct?

    Our guys played as best they could.

    Our guys played the best they could.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: as best

    Our guys played as best they could.
    |--> Our guys played as best as they could.

    Our guys played the best they could.

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    #3

    Re: as best

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Freak View Post
    Our guys played as best they could.
    |--> Our guys played as best as they could.
    Are you sure?
    Look:
    I will try to help you as best I can. -> this sentence is correct!
    I will try to help you as fast as I can. -> this sentence should be also correct!

    So, now think about it if you really need the as for best

    Cheers!

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    #4

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    #5

    Re: as best

    euncu, your links do not work.

    That means they have to go to
    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) click Enter and type "as best".

    Cheers!

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    #6

    Re: as best

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Are you sure?
    I will try to help you as best I can. -> this sentence is correct!
    As best I could (NOT as best as I could?) - WordReference Forums

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    Re: as best


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    #8

    Re: as best

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    euncu, your links do not work.
    Thanks for letting me know. This has been happened a couple of times before, but I don't know why, since when I click on them , they work.

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    #9

    Re: as best

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Are both of these sentences correct?

    Our guys played as best they could.

    Our guys played the best they could.

    Thanks.
    They are both correct Jasmin.

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    #10

    Re: as best

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post

    Wow, I wouldn't know it!!
    Thanks!

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